Playdate: A Baby Knitting Pattern Collection by Knit Picks

by Shehla Ahmed

One of my favorite things is getting the latest Knit Picks catalog in the mail. Not only is the catalog itself so beautiful with all the luscious pictures of yarn, but it’s also a great source of inspiration. Whenever I get my catalog, I like to take some time to look through the new pattern collections and see what’s new and on sale for the season. The latest catalog had a great baby knitting pattern collection in it and I just had to share!


Playdate Collection: Baby Knitting Patterns


Playdate: A Baby Knitting Pattern Collection 


There are 18 patterns in this collection, all designed to be worn and used and snuggled in. All of the patterns are made using yarn lines that are durable and easy to care for  – Capretta, the Mighty Stitch, and CotLin to name a few. Plus, there are so many colors to choose from! I love using Knit Picks yarn in general, these specific projects designed for them makes it much easier for me to use that pretty yarn. 


Of the 18 patterns, here’s what’s included:

  • 8 baby knitting patterns for sweaters
  • 5 blanket patterns
  • 4 patterns for hats and accessories, and
  • a 2-for-1 knit toys pattern


You can grab just the patterns you want as individual PDFs or you can get the entire collection as a softcover book. Take a look at some of my favorites from the collection below!



The Sugar Cubes Wrap Jacket



Snuffles Security Blanket



Round Yoke Cardigan



Triangles Pom Pom Blanket




The patterns in the Playdate collection use simple stitches and very classic shapes. I think it would be a great resource for beginners. And as you learn more techniques, it would be easy to incorporate them into the designs too. Let me know which is your favorite baby knitting pattern from the collection. Mine is definitely the Triangles Pom Pom Banket but the little jacket is the cutest thing!


There’s also a crochet version of this book with adorable patterns! It’s called Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection and everything on the site is 20% off right now with the code: SPRING20




Related: How to Get your Crojo Back: Tips for When You Don’t Feel like Crocheting (or Knitting!)



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